A Process Towards Societal Value within a Community-Based Regional Development Project

Anna Åslund, Ingela Bäckström

Abstract


Processes, activities and tasks of a community-based area development project are described. The main process has been used three times and a model is presented. An earlier developed process map has been verified. The description of the project can help other communities to plan development projects. The illustration can be valuable for entrepreneurs who are planning a societal value initiative and for decision-makers and stakeholders who can contribute to, are concerned with, or may be affected by societal entrepreneurship. Observation, participating studies, dokumentations and an interview with the project leader has been carried out. Data have been analyzed and compared with the previously developed process map to achieve a deeper understanding of the processes within societal entrepreneurship. The purpose was to study and describe the processes of a community-based area development project and to compare it with a previously developed process map and to verify the process map.

Keywords


Societal entrepreneurship; social entrepreneurship; societal value; process; process map

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12776/qip.v16i2.70

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